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The Mike Wallace market looked to get a little slimmer yesterday. The New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers both signed free agent Wide Receivers. That should fill both of their rosters at Wide Receiver. Adding Wallace to either team could cause a log jam at the position.
The Patriots signed Brandon Lloyd yesterday. Lloyd wanted to remain with Josh McDaniels who is now the Patriots offensive coordinator. The Patriots have now signed Lloyd and Anthony Gonzalez away from the Colts. That gives them a solid three receiver set. They also have Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez at tight end who also make plays. The Patriots still have the cap space and the ability to sign Wallace. Wallace wants to be the guy though. On this team he would be fighting for the ball. Tom Brady hits the open guy. He will not force it to Wallace just because he wants the ball.
Brady did have his best statistical success with Randy Moss though. Wallace is that type of speed guy who can beat the defense over the top. Brady throws a great deep ball and with Wallace’s speed it could make the Patriots an even more dynamic team then they already are. Brady had his best completion percentage, most touchdowns and second most yards in a season during his time with Moss. Moss also broke the single season touchdown mark during this time. So while there is not much room for Wallace there is a possibility even though it may be a slight one.
The San Francisco 49ers have also signed another free agent Wide Receiver. They signed Mario Manningham yesterday. He will be added to Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree at Wide Receiver. The 49ers biggest weapon though is still tight end Vernon Davis. The 49ers are in the race for Peyton Manning right now as well. After these signings and if they add Peyton the 49ers will be close to out of cap room. They may not be able to add Wallace to their group.
Wallace also shares the same group of talents as Randy Moss. They may clash in the offense. You can not have two guys whose main threat is GO DEEP. It may help Crabtree and Davis underneath but the offense will not be as efficient with both of these guys on the field. It does not look likely that Wallace will end up in San Francisco.
The Wallace market keeps shrinking and the Steelers keep gaining leverage. Wallace should get his long term deal signed now before he has no advantage left at all.
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